Category: Tech & Science

Fallout TV project coming from the creators of HBO’s ‘Westworld’

Fallout is heading to Amazon. Bethesda Softworks used its official Fallout Twitter account today to tease an upcoming Fallout television project. Hollywood news blog Deadline confirmed the details. Bethesda has since posted a blog post that reiterates the details. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of HBO’s Westworld, are producing Fallout as an Amazon […]

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Facebook again admits to wrongly sharing user data with third-party apps

Uh oh — Facebook‘s been caught in yet another data scandal. The company has admitted that it mistakenly gave around 5,000 developers unauthorized access to user profiles due to a bug in the platform. The leak breaks Facebook‘s own rules over access to personal information. Since 2018, the platform has automatically blocked developers from getting people’s […]

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COVID-KG uses AI to scan thousands of studies to answer doctors’ coronavirus questions

The number of studies about COVID-19 has risen steeply from the start of the pandemic, from around 20,000 in early March to over 30,000 as of late June. In an effort to help clinicians digest the vast amount of biomedical knowledge in the literature, researchers affiliated with Columbia, Brandeis, DARPA, UCLA, and UIUC developed a […]

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With $5.7 million, One More Game comes out of the shadows

One More Game raised $5.7 million for a new studio in Seattle last fall, and now it is coming out with more details of its plans to make cross-platform PC and mobile games. The company is revealing for the first time that the funding came from some all-star investors: Andreessen Horowitz, the a16z Cultural Leadership […]

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‘Breaking Bad’ star Giancarlo Esposito has to be the next Far Cry villain, right?

Giancarlo Esposito plays villains. That’s probably not fair to him as an actor. He seems to have range beyond that. But if you know him, it’s probably because of his simmering, villainous roles in The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad, or Better Call Saul. He plays a mysterious Imperial officer on the Disney+ Star Wars show. On Breaking Bad and Better […]

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PlayStation pulls ads from Facebook and Instagram for boycott

Facebook and Instagram members won’t see any official PlayStation content on their feeds through the month of July. Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that it is halting all of its social-media activity on those platforms (as first reported by GamesIndustry.biz). This is in support of the recent #StopHateForProfit campaign that is asking marketers to put pressure […]

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ControlZee raises $3 million for ‘massively interactive swarm games’

ControlZee has raised $3 million to bring instantly playable multiplayer worlds to life. The company refers to its titles — which are controlled by masses of players at the same time — as “massively interactive swarm games.” The San Mateo, California-based company has created a platform, or game engine, dubbed Dot Big Bang that enables […]

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How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen

The COVID-19 crisis has been a boon for ecommerce, with social distancing measures leading to a major uptick in online sales. Brick-and-mortar businesses have had to adapt quickly, and deliveries and curbside pickup are very much the order of the day. There is little question the pandemic will leave an indelible mark across the retail […]

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Police infiltrated an encrypted phone network used by organized crime and read millions of messages in real time for months, leading to international arrests (Joseph Cox/VICE)

Joseph Cox / VICE: Police infiltrated an encrypted phone network used by organized crime and read millions of messages in real time for months, leading to international arrests  —  Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots.

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Sources: India’s additional scrutiny of imports from China is causing delays in operations at plants owned by Foxconn and impacting other companies like Dell (Aditya Kalra/Reuters)

Aditya Kalra / Reuters: Sources: India’s additional scrutiny of imports from China is causing delays in operations at plants owned by Foxconn and impacting other companies like Dell  —  Aditya Kalra, Sankalp Phartiyal  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s additional scrutiny of imports from China has disrupted operations …

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Siri in iOS 14 vs. The New Google Assistant: Find Out Which One is the Best

When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 last month, it boasted about some notable improvements to Siri including being more aware of the on-screen content thereby making it smarter than before. Despite the improvements though, Siri is still nowhere near as good as Google Assistant. A video by In-Depth Tech Reviews has compared Siri […]

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Zuck thinks boycotting advertisers will return to Facebook — and he could be right

More than 500 advertisers are boycotting Facebook for not controlling hate speech. But Mark Zuckerberg is not worried. In an internal Facebook meeting, the company CEO said that “my guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough.” The Information got hold of a transcript of this meeting, where Zuckerberg addressed concerns of Facebook […]

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CrazyLabs invests $500,000 in Indian hypercasual game accelerator

CrazyLabs has made a big business out of hypercasual games, and now it is investing $500,000 in CrazyHub, a new accelerator for hypercasual games in India. Hypercasual games are easy-to-learn mobile games that you can play in a minute or less. They may not sound like much, but they have taken the mobile game market […]

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